— Mayor Kevin Johnson, on the Maloof brothers backing out
of the new Sacramento arena deal. The Maloofs have blown their beer distributorship in New Mexico, most of their stake in the Palms Casino, and the only recording artist on the Maloof Music label is Ali Lohan. Relocating the Kings - or squeezing extra money out of the people of Sacramento - is their last best shot at holding onto their squandered fortune. Ring those cowbells in anger tonight, River City!